tv ABC World News With Diane Sawyer ABC October 6, 2011 6:30pm-7:00pm EDT
this is "world news." and tonight, bringing america back. 3 million jobs leaving china, heading home. what are these jobs? how soon will they be here? and abc news exclusive report tonight. american genius. what steve jobs taught us about living farelessly, and what he said about his family, just before his death. silent killer. the mysterious cancer that struck steve jobs, patrick swayze, randy pausch. what are the earliest symptoms? and honored. gabby giffords mark as special milestone at the white house. her special tribute to her husband and how she outdid the vice president.
good evening. for the past decade, americans have watched as 4.5 million american jobs have gone overseas to china. well, tonight, a major sign that hemorrhage may be ending. those jobs are starting to come home. abc news has obtained a powerful new report from the highly respected boston consulting group, which says 3 million jobs are now on their way back to america. how soon? what kind? and where? abc's david muir has been pouring over this data that's too good to be true. >> reporter: very bold report, diane, as you point out. good evening. the answer to how soon we'll see these jobs? some of them, we're seeing already. tonight, we ask, what's behind thus? tu turns, made in america make as lot more business sense when it comes to a company's bottom line. jobs coming back from china? the kind of headline once unheard of. this isn't something down the road. you're seeing businesses coming back already? >> yes. we are seeing businesses moving
jobs back to the united states now. >> reporter: for decades, american automakers moving jobs overseas to find cheaper labor. now comes that new plan at ford. 12,000 new workers in the next four years. 3,000 new jobs a year. we saw it on the assembly line in kansas city. >> the majority of the vehicle built in america. >> reporter: and there's no question it's creating more american jobs? >> oh, absolutely, absolutely. >> reporter: even appliances, -- >> the most talked about refrigerator in america today. >> reporter: long thought long gone from america. whirlpool now says it is building anew factory in cleveland, tennessee. 130 new workers there. taking over an old factory in ottawa, ohio, referbished. 190 new jobs there. and just today, continental tire announcing, it's building a half-billion dollar plant in south carolina. 1,600 jobs will come with it. what's going on here? wages in china are rising rapidly. labor no longer as cheap. and when you factor in everything else, productivity in
the u.s., making as much as four chinese workers, and shipping costs. make it here, you don't have to ship from china, saving a lot of municipal. and suddenly, the math for so many companies no longer makes sense. so, they're deciding that made in america makes more sense. >> yes, it's an economic question about made in america. it's not necessarily a patriotic question. it's an economic question. >> reporter: and we found proof of that just today in houston, texas. farouk systems usa. making hair dryers. they've brought back 1,200 jobs from china already. patrica benitez, a wife and mother of four, out of work for a year, landing one of those jobs. >> i came here a lot of times to fill applications and finally they got me. >> reporter: she got one of those jobs, now back from china. we asked what's changed so quickly that it no longer makes sense to manufacture in china? we were there just a year ago. the rock boston wages have begun to come up. we should point out, this is not a government study. we saw the numbers first and
they passed it onto the white house economic team after us. >> all right, really hopeful findings that that report tonight. thank you, david. and it's not often that the whole planet seems to feel a loss together. but after the death of steve jobs, cofounder of apple and singular dreamer, all day we watched as there was a kind of global wake. did you see it on facebook? millions changing their profile to the apple logo, a kind of black arm band, a gesture of gratitude. and there were testimony yams from people all around the world who only know that he changed their lives. >> his tech knowledge made it possible for me to communicate with my family on christmas even when i was thousands of miles away. >> steve jobs touched a lot of our lives, like -- you know -- >> thank you, steve jobs, for your contributions to the world, and especially me. >> other signs of love and respect pouring out today, flags
flying at half staff at apple headquarters in california. and we saw it in hong kong. we saw it in london. we saw it in new york. and in tokyo. all of us out of instinct, gathering at apple stores, laying flowers, messages and, of course, people bringing apples to leave them there, as well. so many people remembering him with the devices he created. and look closely at the reimagined apple logo we all got in our inboxes today. it's steve jobs, right there in silhouette. but of course, it's not just what we created, but the lesson in living your own life, your own way, that is being handed around like a blueprint for fearlessness today. and here's abc's bill weir. >> reporter: lesson number one. foul local your gut. jobs was a college dropout, but he was driven and curious enough to drop in on classes that tickled his fancy. he never let focus groups decide
his business. opened the first apple stores amid predictions of doom from experts. and celebrated "the crazy ones" in this iconic ad campaign. >> while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. because the people that are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. >> reporter: but to change your world, he said you must never fear failure. >> the penalty for failure, for going and trying to start a company in this valley, is nonexistent. >> reporter: of course, when he said those words in 1981, he had no idea he would be fired from his own company a few years later. the shame was painful. but only for awhile. >> the heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again. it freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. >> reporter: lesson three? embrace competition. it only makes you better. >> hello, i'm a mac. >> and i'm a pc.
>> reporter: just think of how much we've all gaped after his clashes with bill gates pushed both apple and microsoft to new levels. and they both seemed to appreciate that fact in the end. >> what's the greatest misunderstanding your relationship, the idea of cat fights, which of the many? >> we've kept our marriage secret for over a decade now. >> reporter: and as a rabid perfectionist, jobs taught his troops, "don't settle." most companies sell quantity. jobs insisted on seamless quality. >> and we call it the ipad. >> reporter: the first macintosh took a grueling three years to perfect, because he had to have the front look like a human face and even the guts of the computer most people never see were scrapped if he found them too ugly. >> the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. if you haven't found it yet, keep looking. don't settle. i have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself, "if today were the last day of my life, would i want to do what i am about to do today?"
>> reporter: that is his wife, laurene. further proof of his unwillingness to settle and follow his gut. and the release date of jobs' only authorized biography was just moved up. he asked the dying titan why he wanted to share so much after staying private for so long. quote, "i wanted my kids to know me," he said. "i wasn't always there for them and i wanted them to know why and understand what i did." one last lesson. >> another lesson for living. thank you so much, bill, for all your reporting in the past 24 hours. and now, to the boiling anger at wall street and the protests that continue to grow here in new york and across the country. president obama talked about the demonstrations at a white house news conference today and abc's jake tapper asked him if he's done enough to punish the big banks and corporations that did so much damage to the economy and the american people and their jobs. >> reporter: from wall street to sacramento.
>> it's my money and i want it now! >> reporter: the angry chants are being heard in washington. >> the protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works. >> reporter: it's part of a more widespread sentiment, the president said today. >> the american people understand that not everybody's been following the rules. that wall street is an example of that. >> reporter: a block from the white house today, protesters stood outside the chamber of commerce. the ghdemonstrators protesting accountability for the criminal acts that took place on wall street that led to the financial crisis. >> there were laws that were broken in the previous administration and, you know, by wall street bankers and there's just no action on that. >> reporter: did you expect that there would be prosecutions? >> i did. >> reporter: are you disappointed? >> i'm very disappointed. >> reporter: your administration hasn't been aggressive in
prosecutin prosecuting, i don't think any executives have gone to jail, despite the corruption that took place. >> a lot of that stuff wasn't necessarily illegal, it was just immoral or inappropriate or reckless. >> reporter: bill black says a lot of it was clearly criminal, and the failure to prosecute is scandalous. >> this is the worst financial e largest epidemic of elite fraud in history. and none of the elite are going to prison. >> reporter: and many americans are not happy about that. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >> by the way, president obama had something to say about a story abc's brian ross broke right here. the president defended his administration's $528 million loan to solyndra, the california solar energy company that went bankrupt and kept taxpayers on
the hook for the money. the president said the u.s. must keep giving loans to clean energy companies, to compete against the chinese. and also at the white house today, a portrait of two kinds of strength. we got a new look at congresswoman gabrielle giffords and that trademark smile of hers, as she and her husband, astronaut mark kelly, visited to celebrate his retriment from the navy. abc's john donvan on the remarkable event. >> reporter: the ceremony at the white house today was for the retiring astronaut, a navy man, mark kelly. but the light shone more on the woman who sat in the front row. gabby giffords who sat there smiling in a way that made it awfully easy for the rest of us to contemplate everything she's been through. and isn't that what we wanted, back on that brutal day when a crazy man fired a gun at her head, almost within hours, reports were seshg lating that up in the hospital room, she was already communicating, picking through. easy to say, but in fact, they
had to put her into a coma to keep her alive. three days before she could breathe on her own. it would be seven months before we would see her again. a brief drop-in for an important vote in congress where it was clear not just how much work she put in to be able to do this, but how much she had had to put in. but in a still image, it was there again today, in the moment where she embraced her husband, after first pinning a medal on his chest with her left hand. a smile that makes it easier for us to contemplate everything she's been through so far, just to get back here. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> as john pointed out, it's been only nine months of healing since giffords was shot in tucson in the coming weeks, i'll be bringing you an hour on the new memoir from mark kelly and the congresswoman, on their remarkable journey. and still ahead on "wipeout," patrick swayze, steve
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so, what are the warning signs? abc's scecilia vega went in search of answers tonight. >> reporter: there is the image of steve jobs as the healthy, young innovator about to change the world. and then, there is this. one of his last public appearances, frail, in a turtleneck and jeans that no longer fit. in the end, not even the billionaire genius could win the battle against pancreatic cancer, among the most lethal right after lung, colon and breast cancer. and it comes with a sad reality. nearly 37,000 americans will die from it this year. the type of cancer steve jobs battled was extremely rare, affecting just 3% of pancreatic cancer patients. how difficult is it to actually detect this kind of cancer? >> well, the problem with pancreatic cancer is there isn't any good screening test for it. >> reporter: the earliest symptoms are loss of appetite,
abdominal pain and then the onset of diabetes. the list of famous face who lost their lives to this disease is long. luciano pavarotti, michael landon, donna reed among them. professor randy pausch shared the physical pain of it with diane sawyer. >> little bit tired, little bit weak. i eventually got yellow skin and itching. >> reporter: hope and living in the moment was the message from the late patrick swayze. >> i've pulled off ten months when most people would have been dead long before now. i can live through this. i can live though that. i can live through the next. just keep throwing it at me. >> reporter: and others have fought to live another day. justice ruth bader ginsburg underwent pancreatic surgery in 2009 and 18 days later, she returned to the supreme court. so, who gets pancreatic cancer? well, slightly more men than women. african-americans are also more likely to get it. and that risk increases with age.
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finally tonight, all day long, people have been trying to describe the loss of steve jobs. even out in the park, children were grappling with the question, what is genius? >> a genius is a person, i think, who, they can think of stuff quickly and they have a really, like, flexible mind. >> a person that's very smart. >> well, a genius is someone who has contributed to society and made people's lives easier. >> like, they're good at everything, kind of, like, everything. >> kind of. but sometimes you don't need words, you can just look around you and see the monument everywhere. abc's john berman takes us through one day in all our
lives. >> reporter: 7:00, time to get up, according to my iphone. 8:15, time for barack to read in. >> i've got an ipad. i read a lot of newspapers that i used to read in print. >> reporter: 9:10, eileen goes for a run. what are you listening to? >> rocky. >> reporter: corocky? no way! 11:30, jen makes a phone call. who are you talking to? >> my husband and my daughter. >> reporter: communication not just made easy, but sometimes made possible. for sarah, and her son trigg. >> he's not able to speak. he communicates via sign language, but he loves his ipad. >> reporter: 1:15. that's me. that's my desk. that's me at my desk. that's me taking pictures of me at my desk. that's me at my desk shopping itunes. a little barry man ailomanilow.
video shot by my iphone. there have been 15 billion downloads from itunes worldwide. 2:00 p.m., doctors in training, learning to save lives. every class comes with an i.d. pad. 3:30, shawn making graphics on a mac for this story. 4:00 p.m., 8-year-old margo gets home to her mac. she likes the games. >> i like to play as long as i want but sometimes i play on the ipad. >> reporter: 5:15, she wants a break. she rents a movie. "toy story" from pixar. >> reach for the sky! >> reporter: 6:30, elizabeth checks out abcnews.com. pixar is not the only digital animation out there. mac's not the only computers. iphones not the only smartphones. but without steve jobs, none of them would exist the way they do today, if they existed at all. he changed lives. he changed life. mine and yours. 10:15, turn out the lights. john berman, abc news, new york.
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